UW Radiology

Charles A. Rohrmann, Jr., M.D., Endowment for Radiology Resident Educational Excellence

The Summer 2020 Newsletter is here: Celebrating Residents’ Achievements!

Be sure to read this Newsletter – 2020 Radiology Residents graduated in a unique fashion this year, with many noteworthy awards and experiences to share with family members joining in from afar thanks to technology. You will also see the special gift Dr. Rohrmann presented to Dr. Templeton’s grandson earlier this year during his visit to UW Radiology’s Templeton Library. Read on to discover how residents have benefited from the generosity of donors who support the Endowment. And finally, great photos of the virtual send-off for Dr. Charles Rohrmann.

*Virtual* Rohrmann Retirement Celebration!

After more than 45 years of service at UW, our trusted friend and esteemed colleague Dr. Charles Rohrmann has retired from UW Radiology.

The “Virtual” celebration in honor of Dr. Charles Rohrmann was a smashing success on July 8th, with about 130 attendees joining in!  

The celebration was recorded and can be accessed by clicking HERE.


*Virtual* Third Annual Lunch & Learn Event

We had a very successful Virtual Lunch & Learn Event on May 21st, with great presentations from three Radiology Residents – Jason Hartman, Tolu Ashimolowo, and Keegan Hovis. Many thanks to all of the UW Radiology Alumni participants! If you missed out, here’s a video recording for your enjoyment.

Virtual Third Annual Lunch & Learn Event

Chuck Rohrmann is retiring from UW Medicine!

After more than 45 years of service at UW (he first arrived in 1966 as a medical student), our trusted friend and esteemed colleague Dr. Charles Rohrmann is retiring from UW Medicine Radiology on July 1, 2020. (**A special celebration is planned for July 8th! More to come on this later**)

As a final and good-bye present to Chuck, let’s put the Rohrmann Endowment for UW Radiology Resident Educational Excellence over the top of its goal of $1 million. Currently the endowment is at $883,960 – we are very close. We invite you to join us in contributing to the Endowment to honor Chuck’s 45 years of service!

Please Donate today in honor of Chuck – be one of the first to honor his legacy!
Online: Acceleratemed.org/Rohrmann
Please indicate you are donating in honor of Chuck Rohrmann’s retirement


•  MyUWGiving (Search: Rohrmann) – Be sure to insert a note indicating “In Honor of the Retirement of Dr. Charles Rohrmann
•  Set up a payroll deduction pledge (for faculty and staff), by visiting our employee giving page, choose “New Payroll Deduction” and search for “Rohrmann”

Residents at SAR 2020

“I sincerely appreciate the Rohrmann Endowment for allowing me to take part in this conference and for an enriching experience I won’t soon forget.” – Janis Yee, MD, Radiology Resident, PGY-3

“We sincerely appreciate all the generous donors to the Rohrmann Endowment.” – Larry Cai, MD, Radiology Resident, PGY-4

“Thank you to the Rohrmann Endowment for this wonderful experience.” – Hoiwan Cheung, Radiology Resident, PGY-3

[See more on page 2 of the Spring 2020 Newsletter]

Janis Yee was the recipient of “Poster Merit Award Winner, Electronic Poster”

Larry Cai received the “Best Genitourinary Scientific Presentation” Award for his oral presentation regarding “Vendor-Independent Dual-Energy CT Iodine Quantification”

Hoiwan Cheung presented an electronic poster: Cheung H, Grivos P, O’Malley R. “Taming the Immune System: Recognizing Radiologic Sequelae of Immune-Related Adverse Events (IRAE)”

Cardiac CT Hands-On Session with Cardiology, funded by the Rohrmann Endowment

“During the entire course, there were both cardiologists and radiologists to help navigate the cases. Shout out to Dr. Cham — thank you! Overall, I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to learn about the fundamentals of cardiac CT imaging and real-life application through a case-based approach. Thank you to the Rohrmann Endowment Fund for helping to make this course happen!” – “Anne” Yun An Chen, MD, PGY-2

[Read about this special course on page 3 of the Spring 2020 Newsletter]

Global Health Rotation to India

“I am incredibly grateful to the UW Rohrmann Endowment and its donors for making this invaluable experience possible.” – Keegan Hovis, MD, PGY-5y

[Read Keegan’s full experience on pp 4-7 of the Spring 2020 Newsletter]

Seattle-King County Clinic 2020 Volunteers

“Thanks to the generosity of the Rohrmann Endowment, I was able to volunteer in the radiology section for the second year in a row at the Seattle-King County Clinic (SKCC).” –Shamus Moran, MD, Radiology Resident, PGY-3

“I was honored to be part of the team and wish to thank the Rohrmann Endowment for its support. I hope to keep volunteering with the clinic for many years to come!” –Jason Hartman, MD, Radiology Resident, PGY-5


Gifts to the Rohrmann Endowment support UW Radiology’s Templeton Library

The Templeton Radiology Library was able to add a valuable electronic resource tool thanks to the generous support of donors to the Rohrmann Endowment: e-Anatomy, an online resource tool which is an interactive atlas of human anatomy.

Read the full story about this new resource on page 1 of the Winter 2020 Newsletter.

Support for UW Radiology Residents at National Meetings

Arthie Jeyakumar, MD, R4 Resident, attended the “Introduction to Academic Radiology” course at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in Honolulu last May, and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in December. At RSNA, she presented an educational exhibit, “Classification of Vascular Anomalies: What’s New?” under the guidance of mentor Dr. Eric Monroe.

Arthie expressed her thanks to donors of the Rohrmann Endowment and felt that both conferences were complementary and strengthened her interest in Academic Radiology.

Jason Hartman, MD, R5 Resident (Chief Research Resident, 2019-2020) was also able to attend RSNA, 2019 thanks to all of those who have generously donated to the Endowment. He stated, “While in Chicago I was able to attend dozens of excellent educational talks, learn about the latest scientific developments, hear international experts debate how we should practice at various ‘controversy sessions,’ and see great talks from many of our own excellent UW attendings!” He is pictured below with his fellow residents, Arthie Jeyakumar and Grace Laidlaw.

Wellness Lecture by Dr. Leonard Su

The Rohrmann Endowment supported this important lecture on wellness for UW Radiology Residents on September 26, 2019!

Dr. Leonard Su spoke with UW Radiology residents and fellows about Mental Health, Suicide and the Medical Community: Talking The Talk: Mental Health, Suicide, And The Medical Community. His well-received lecture was followed by Julia Kocian, UW GME Wellness Counselor, who spoke about GME resources for wellness. Dr. Su speaks at various institutions about Mental Illness and its many ramifications in the world of medicine and the world in general. Mixing his own personal journey with passionate insights into the world’s attitudes towards Mental Health, he hopes to change attitudes towards Mental Illness and Mental Health.

Green Lake Walking/Running Club

Under the inspiration of Christine Rehwald, MD, Assistant Professor MSK Radiology (Resident, Class of 2018), the Green Lake walking/running club has been meeting up the first Saturday of every month. If you are interested in joining them, they meet at 9am at the boathouse area (the northeast side of the lake).

Fourth Annual Doug Green Memorial Hike

Each year since 2016, the UW Radiology residents, faculty, and staff have participated in a hike to remember Doug Green. Dr. Douglas Green was a former faculty member in the Body Imaging section, who tragically passed away in a skiing accident in 2016. The Fourth Annual Doug Green Memorial Hike on October 26th was a great success, with a strong turn out to hike the Ira Spring Trail to Mason Lake in Snoqualmie Pass!

We are embarking upon the 10-year anniversary marking initiation of the spark that ignited the Rohrmann Endowment for UW Radiology Resident Educational Excellence! The first three years brought in funding from resident alumni, faculty, and friends of the department to establish this fund. The visionaries behind this initiative were Dr. William P. Shuman and Dr. Mary Kelly.

Many donors honored Dr. William P. Shuman upon the celebration of his recent retirement from UW Radiology. You can join them, by sending in your gift today – a fitting tribute as we start out 2020!

You can either send your check with a notation “in honor of Dr. William P. Shuman” or indicate this with your online donation:

UW Medicine Advancement, Box 358045, Seattle WA 98195-8045
Online: Acceleratemed.org/Rohrmann

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If you would like to MAIL IN a donation, download this form: 2019 Gift-Pledge Form – Rohrmann Endowment

Send to: UW Medicine Advancement
Box 358045, Seattle, WA 98195-8045

The Charles A. Rohrmann, Jr., M.D., Endowment for Radiology Resident Educational Excellence was created in 2010 to support the future of resident education in the Department of Radiology at UW Medicine.

As the Fund nears its 10-year anniversary in 2020, it is approximately 80% towards the $1 million goal!

With your strong support and investments in this endeavor, the Fund has and will benefit resident research, education, and outreach in ways that would not have been otherwise possible.

There is no other source to fund these strong enhancements to the Resident educational experience. Your donation will create a legacy and underscore your commitment to the enrichment of the University of Washington Radiology Residency program.

Endowment Fund Growth –

November 2014 to November 2019

Your 10-year anniversary donation to the Endowment will fund these strong enhancements to the resident educational experience:

  • Funding valuable educational resources, infrastructure, opportunities, and provide meaningful awards to high-achieving residents for experiences that enhance their core training.

Together with colleagues, you will create a legacy and underscore your commitment to the enrichment of the University of Washington Radiology Residency program.


Congratulations Radiology Graduates!

Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Directors and Chief Residents 2018-19:
L to R: Diana Lam, Associate Director; Mazen Zawaideh; Chief Resident;
Jonathan Swanson, Associate Director; Thomas Anderson, Chief Resident; Angelisa Paladin, Director; Jing Luo, Chief Resident

UW Radiology Diagnostic Radiology Residents and Nuclear Medicine Residents and Fellows graduated on June 8, 2019, with hearty congratulations from their program directors and UW Radiology Chairman, Dushyant Sahani, MD.

UW Radiology Residents Serve in the Community

Despite Snowmageddon Seattle on February 9th, members of our radiology program embarked on the snowy trip to South Seattle to serve the people most affected by the challenging weather conditions, our homeless community! We worked together with members of the Seattle Union Gospel Mission at the Hope Place Shelter for Women and Children by preparing lunch for those hoping to escape the cold winter weather and have a warm meal. This is the second year our program has participated at this shelter and we hope to continue this tradition for many years to come.

The Seattle Union Gospel Mission has a long history of helping at-risk youth, refugees and the homeless in the Seattle area by providing housing, food, recovery programs and much more. Individuals or groups interested in volunteering at this shelter, or the men’s shelter located in Pioneer Square, should sign up on the Seattle Union Gospel Mission website.

2019 Student National Medical Association Conference (SNMA)

The mission of SNMA is focused on supporting underrepresented medical students, increasing awareness of cultural competency and its importance in clinical care and addressing the needs of underserved communities.

At the 2019 SNMA Conference, there were over 1000 attendees and over 100 residency programs and organizations represented at the professional exhibit hall including the American College of Radiology. Programs represented include Diagnostic Radiology, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Surgery and Internal Medicine.

Upcoming Events

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Donation Form

If you prefer to donate via mail, you can download this form: 2019 Gift-Pledge Form – Rohrmann Endowment Mail to:      UW Medicine Advancement      Box 358045      Seattle WA 98195-8045 Your contribution supports resident education, infrastructure, resident clinical research, and resident community involvement.

Save The Date for RSNA 2019!

The UW Radiology Department will once again be hosting an Alumni Reception at RSNA, and you won’t want to miss it!   **NEW VENUE** We have heard from past attendees that you would like to have this event held at an off-site hotel, to be able to have a nice social gathering away from the…

Save the Date for next year’s Research Day!

March 21, 2020 Research Day is an all-day event set aside for residents to showcase the important research projects they have been involved in for the past year. You don’t want to miss these great presentations! Be sure to mark this day on your calendar and plan to attend all or part of the day.

Third Annual Doug Green Memorial Hike

Since 2016, UW Radiology residents and faculty have hiked in the foothills of mountains in the Pacific Northwest in memory and honor of their colleague, Dr. Doug Green. The Third Annual Doug Green Memorial Hike was spent hiking to Annette Lake near Snoqualmie Pass on October 20, 2018.

Residents Volunteer at 2019 UW Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)

UW Radiology residents partnered with the UW Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the UW MAPS organization to provide an ultrasound workshop at the annual Pre-Health Conference.

2018 Seattle/King County Clinic

The Seattle/King County Clinic (SKCC) has provided basic medical care for 20,000 underinsured and uninsured patients over the past five years. UW Radiology residents have dedicated their time annually towards this cause and other community outreach programs’ efforts throughout the city.

AJR article on a project funded by the Rohrmann Endowment

The Relevance of Ulnar-Sided Contrast Extravasation During Radiocarpal Joint Wrist Arthrography. Michael J. Lee, Michael L. Richardson, Hyojeong Mulcahy, Felix S. Chew, and Jack Porrino. Read the article Musculoskeletal Imaging Original Research Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the wrist combined with radiocarpal joint injections of contrast has been instrumental in diagnosing injuries to the triangulofibrocartilage…

An Interview with Dr. Mary Kelly

Elizabeth Perera, Director for Philanthropy, UW Medicine Advancement, recently caught up with Dr. Mary Kelly (Chief Resident, Class of ’84), to find out what inspired her to pursue a career in Radiology.

Congratulations to UW School of Medicine 2018 Radiology Graduates!